A Job Well Done!
President presents exemplary service awards to 10 U of G staff
|This year's recipients of the President's Awards for Exemplary Staff Service are, front row, from left, Linda Georges, Nicole Williston, Carole Shirley, Erin Mancini and Lisa Huiskamp. In back are Larry Fraser, Jean Bagg, Peter Wolf, Anna Gallina and Adrianne Mead. Photo by Grant Martin|
Ten outstanding U of G employees were named recipients of the President's Awards for Exemplary Staff Service in front of more than 1,000 people who attended the annual community breakfast Sept. 2.
President Alastair Summerlee presented the awards, which recognize staff members who have made a lasting impression on their colleagues by consistently demonstrating a commitment to excellence and exceeding the expectations of their normal job responsibilities.
In addition, the recipients of three awards presented by the U of G Alumni Association, United Steelworkers Local 4120 and the Council on Undergraduate Academic Advising were recognized. The awards honour community volunteerism and dedication to the betterment of the University.
Winners of the President's Awards for Exemplary Staff Service are:
Anna Gallina — Community Service
Gallina, an administrative assistant in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, was recognized for her involvement with the University's “Learn to Run” program, the Guelph Track and Field Special Olympics, the United Way and OAC's safety committee. She has also been involved in planning numerous school and campus events.
Adrianne Mead — Spirit Award
Mead, the residence admission manager in Student Housing Services, helps promote and develop the University's “Better U” program as a leader and running coach. She was cited for being a natural leader, for her ability to motivate others and for her participation in extracurricular and campus activities.
Peter Wolf — Innovative Leadership Award
Associate director of Teaching Support Services, Wolf was honoured for promoting educational development and reform. He has been instrumental in improving the educational experience at U of G, providing consultative services and becoming a trusted guide and leader to faculty, staff and students.
Linda Georges — Service Excellence Award
Georges, a program administrator in the women's studies program, has been involved with the program since she was a student. She was recognized for her honest and direct dealings with students, her problem-solving skills and her involvement in creating Footnotes, the University's undergraduate feminist journal.
Larry Fraser — Hidden Hero Award
A building mechanic lead hand in Physical Resources, Fraser was honoured for his problem-solving skills, knowledge of campus machinery, friendly nature and helpful attitude. A U of G employee for 30 years, he manages the Physical Resources maintenance team.
Jean Bagg — Hidden Hero Award
Bagg, a financial clerk in the Department of Pathobiology, was described as the “glue” of her department. A U of G employee for more than 30 years, she was recognized for her support of faculty, staff and students, and for her contributions to her department and to the University.
Lisa Huiskamp, Erin Mancini, Carole Shirley and Nicole Williston — Exemplary Team Recognition Award
As colleagues in Co-operative Education and Career Services, they were lauded for consistently delivering a high level of service to employers, students and staff. They are known for working tirelessly to find creative and effective solutions to problems.
Other award recipients are:
Toni Pellizzari — U of G Alumni Association Employee Volunteer Award
Pellizzari, executive secretary to the CBS dean, was cited for her work with the United Way and Big Brothers Big Sisters. The award recognizes staff who have given selflessly of their time and energy through volunteer work.
Angie Trivett — Susanne Sprowl Community Service Award
A secretary in the Department of Plant Agriculture, Trivett received the award named for late staff member Susanne Sprowl. Presented by United Steelworkers Local 4120, it recognizes significant contributions to the betterment of the University and the external community through community spirit and volunteer work.
Prof. Stephen Lynch — Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Medallion
Lynch, who is interim director of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, was honoured for his outstanding contributions to academic advising.
The community breakfast also paid tribute to U of G employees who marked 25 years of service this year, as well as those who have worked at the University for 30, 35 and 40 years.